ERIC Number: EJ1070890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
A Synthesis of Peer-Mediated Academic Interventions for Secondary Struggling Learners
Wexler, Jade; Reed, Deborah K.; Pyle, Nicole; Mitchell, Marisa; Barton, Erin E.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v48 n5 p451-470 Sep-Oct 2015
A synthesis of the extant research on peer-mediated reading and math interventions for students in regular or alternative education settings with academic difficulties and disabilities in Grades 6 to 12 (ages 11-18) is presented. Interventions conducted between 2001 and 2012 targeting reading and math were included if they measured effects on at least one academic outcome measure. A total of 13 intervention studies were synthesized in which 10 studies employed an experimental or quasi-experimental design and three studies used a single-case design. Findings from the 13 studies revealed mostly moderate to high effects favoring peer mediation, particularly when implementing a peer-mediated feedback component. In addition, findings suggest such interventions have social validity among adolescents and teachers. More rigorous research on secondary peer-mediated math interventions, peer-mediated interventions in alternative settings, and effective ways to pair dyads to incorporate a structured feedback component is warranted. Implications for peer-mediated instruction for academically struggling adolescents are discussed.
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Intervention, Peer Teaching, Peer Influence, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Effect Size, Tutoring, Cooperative Learning, Search Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
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